LAX Shooting: James Franco, Chris Harrison Among Those at Airport
UPDATED: The actor tweeted a photo from being stuck on a grounded plane, while two "Mythbusters" stars were inside terminal three when the incident occurred.
James Franco, Chris Harrison and Fox Sports analyst Bill Reiter were among the industry insiders using Twitter to relay information from inside the Los Angeles International Airport moments after Friday's shooting.
The actor posted a photo from inside a plane that was grounded outside, while Harrison wrote, "God bless first responders!" Reiter, meanwhile, offered a nearly minute-by-minute account of his observations from inside a nearby terminal. Mythbusters stars Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci were also on the scene.
Shots were fired Friday morning around 9:30 a.m. PT at LAX, prompting authorities to evacuate Terminal 3 and stop flights headed into the city from taking off at other locations. "Suspect is now in custody. Multiple victims," the airport confirmed on Twitter. According to CNN, a gunman (or gunmen) was targeting Transportation Security Administration agents. At least one TSA employee was shot but it was not immediately clear whether said employee was injured or killed.
Somethin crazy goin on at LAX right now. Terminals shut down & cops w guns drawn!— Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) November 1, 2013
Incredible response by LAPD & airport authority. This place was locked tight w precision quickly. God bless first responders!— Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) November 1, 2013
Barcelona -> Istanbul -> Chicago -> Shooting at Los Angeles Airport as I land. This trip won't end.
— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) November 1, 2013
Mass exodus from LAX after shooting. Guess I'm walking home. pic.twitter.com/WSSoFeyM3b— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) November 1, 2013
Was at LAX when this recent atrocity happened. Can guns go away for forever please?!?!?— David Anders (@QuestionAnders) November 1, 2013
First came the gunfire. Then people including me hiding our seats. It felt very Columbine. A new kind of fear, at least for me— Bill Reiter (@foxsportsreiter) November 1, 2013
Lots of Good Samaritan moments as we wait, &group of Aussies being funny & gregarious & kind. The other, better side of humanity on display— Bill Reiter (@foxsportsreiter) November 1, 2013
Gunman allegedly on loose at LAX, mass exodus of passengers from Terminal 6 (I'm here) pic.twitter.com/TX0udorzmr— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) November 1, 2013
TSA and cops told us to evac, ppl leaving LAX. Quite a scene. https://t.co/tu5v9oL0JA— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) November 1, 2013
I was in the Virgin lounge upstairs. Saw everyone pour out of the terminal onto the tarmac. Then I heard shots fired outside.— Grant Imahara (@grantimahara) November 1, 2013
Virgin promptly locked the lounge doors. About ten minutes later, LAPD armed with automatic weapons arrived to secure the area.— Grant Imahara (@grantimahara) November 1, 2013
There's an army of law enforcement from various agencies here. pic.twitter.com/GFzBcyUOxA— Grant Imahara (@grantimahara) November 1, 2013
We are being shuttled away from the terminal now. Eye witness said the shooter had an assault riffle. pic.twitter.com/euFxdEo0z7— Tory Belleci (@ToryBelleci) November 1, 2013
Landed at LAX at to the news that there was a shooting in the terminal my plane was supposed to deplane at.— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) November 1, 2013
Currently waiting on the plane in a remote parking area. I am safe. Praying for the victims of this shooting.— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) November 1, 2013